Annual Meeting Program Committee—Detroit 2019


Committee Roster

Mary Francis, Michigan, Chair (mfranci AT umich DOT edu)
Walter Biggins, Georgia
Elizabeth Brown, Johns Hopkins
Jane Bunker, Northwestern
Jocelyn Dawson, Duke
Natalie Eidenier, Michigan State
Mark Heineke, Nebraska
Jamie Jones, Wayne State
Laurie Matheson, Illinois

Board Liaison
Jennifer Crewe, Columbia

Central Office Liaison
Susan Patton


General Objective:

  • Organize the program and procure speakers/panellists/moderators for the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Specific Charges to the Annual Meeting Program Committee—Detroit 2019:

  • Issue a Call for Proposals by August 1, 2018 and contact committee chairs to solicit programming input by September 1, 2018.
  • Schedule a formal one-day meeting of the Committee in Fall 2018 to brainstorm topics and speakers for the sessions and divide responsibilities for various panels and plenaries.
  • Continue to develop and support Collaboration Labs.
  • Consider programming a Solutions Showcase to increase vendor engagement.
  • Within existing constraints (time, resources, contractual obligations to hotel), incorporate alternative session formats (e.g., unmeetings, vendor forums)
  • Attract individuals from beyond the Association community – both as speakers and attendees.
  • Establish a draft program schedule by December2018.  Provide outline of the program in an interim December offline report to the Board.
  • Submit a recommended allocation of the speakers' budget to the Central Office by February 2019.
  • Develop a brief mission statement to introduce the program to potential speakers and attendees.
  • Provide copy for preliminary program, including both a subject guide and session chairs & speakers, by February 1, 2019, and a final printed program by May 1, 2019, or other dates provided by the Central Office.
  • As requested, work with the Central Office to help market the Annual Meeting.
  • As requested, work with the Central Office to attract sponsors for the Annual Meeting.
  • Include a preliminary program in your March report to the Board.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Association:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities
  • Use UP Commons as your primary communications and collaboration tool
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity with the Central Office
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase the diversity and inclusivity of our community
  • Seek opportunities to support the goals of the Association’s 2016 membership restructuring by integrating into your committee activities the participation of colleagues from non-North American member presses.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, February, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on October 5, 2018 and February 8, 2019;  Final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 17, 2019. (For convenience, please reproduce your Charge & Tasks at the beginning of all reports, and list the names and institutional affiliations of all committee members.)
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Committee Reports and Projects

2017-2018 Final Report
2016–2017 Final Report

2015–2016 Final Report
2014–2015 Final Report

2013–2014 Final Report
2012–2013 Final Report

View the programs and highlights from recent AAUP Annual Meetings:

AUPresses 2018
AAUP 2017
AAUP 2016: Energize & Innovate
AAUP 2015: Connect, Collaborate
AAUP 2014: Open to Debate
AAUP 2013: Bridging Worlds
AAUP 2012: Igniting the Future
AAUP 2011: The Next Wave: Toward a Culture of Collaboration
AAUP 2010: Toward a Sustainable Future